2020 - 2021 Dallas College Catalog

2020 - 2021 Catalog
Course Descriptions for Health Administration

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Course Number: HITT 1253 (2 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): BHC, CVC

Course Title: Legal and Ethical Aspects of Health Information

This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Concepts of confidentiality, ethics, health care legislation, and regulations relating to the maintenance and use of health information. (2 Lec.)


Course Number: HITT 1301 (3 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): BHC, CVC

Course Title: Heath Data Content and Structure

This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Introduction to systems and processes for collecting, maintaining, and disseminating primary and secondary health-related information including content of health record, documentation requirements, registries, indices, licensing, regulatory agencies, forms, and screens. (2 Lec., 2 Lab.)


Course Number: HITT 1311 (3 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): BHC, CVC

Course Title: Health Information Systems

This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite Recommended: POFI 1301.
Course Description: Introduction to health IT standards, health-related data structures, software applications, and enterprise architecture in health care and public health. (2 Lec., 2 Lab.)


Course Number: HITT 1341 (3 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): BHC, CVC

Course Title: Coding and Classification Systems

This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite Required: MDCA 1313 and MDCA 1409 with a "C" or better.
Course Description: Introduction to the fundamentals of coding rules, conventions and guidelines using clinical classification systems. Students will utilize ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS coding books in this course. (2 Lec., 2 Lab.)


Course Number: HITT 1342 (3 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): BHC, CVC

Course Title: Ambulatory Coding

This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite Required: HITT 1341 with a "C" or better.
Course Description: Introduction to the application of basic coding rules, principles, guidelines, and conventions with emphasis on ambulatory coding utilizing CPT and HCPCS coding books. (2 Lec., 2 Lab.)


Course Number: HITT 1345 (3 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): BHC, CVC

Course Title: Health Care Delivery Systems

This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite Required: HITT 1301 and HITT 1311 with a "C" or better.
Course Description: Examination of delivery systems including organization, financing, accreditation, licensure, and regulatory agencies. (3 Lec.)


Course Number: HITT 2239 (2 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): BHC, CVC

Course Title: Health Information Organization and Supervision

This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite Required: HITT 1253 and HITT 1345 with a "C" or better.
Course Description: Principles of organization and supervision of human, financial and physical resources. (1 Lec., 2 Lab.)


Course Number: HITT 2245 (2 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): BHC, CVC

Course Title: Coding Certification Exam Review

This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Review of coding competencies and skills in preparation for a coding certification exam. (2 Lec.)


Course Number: HITT 2246 (2 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): BHC

Course Title: Advanced Medical Coding

This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite Required: HITT 1342 with a "C" or better.
Course Description: Advanced concepts of ICD and CPT coding rules, conventions, and guidelines in complex case studies. Investigation of government regulations and changes in health care reporting. Students will utilize ICD-10-CM, ICD-10-PCS, CPT, and HCPCS coding books in this course. (1 Lec., 2 Lab.)


Course Number: HITT 2249 (2 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): BHC, CVC

Course Title: RHIT Competency Review

This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite Required: HITT 2239 and HITT 2246 with a "C" or better.
Course Description: Review Health Information Technology (HIT) competencies, skills, and knowledge. (2 Lec.)


Course Number: HITT 2335 (3 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): BHC, CVC

Course Title: Coding and Reimbursement Methodologies

This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Development of advanced coding techniques with emphasis on case studies, health records, and federal regulations regarding perspective payment systems and methods of reimbursement. (2 Lec., 2 Lab.)


Course Number: HITT 2343 (3 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): BHC, CVC

Course Title: Quality Assessment and Performance Improvement

This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite Required: MATH 1342.
Course Description: Study of quality standards and methodologies in the health information management environment. Topics include licensing, accreditation, compilation and presentation of data in statistical formats, quality management and performance improvement functions, utilization management, risk management, and medical staff data quality issues. Approaches to assessing patient safety issues and implementation of quality management and reporting through electronic systems. (2 Lec., 2 Lab.)


Course Number: HITT 2360 (3 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): BHC, CVC

Course Title: Clinical-Health Information/Medical Records Technology/Technician

This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite Required: HITT 1253, HITT 2246, HITT 2335.
Course Description: A health-related work-based learning experience that enables the student to apply specialized occupational theory, skills, and concepts. Direct supervision is provided by the clinical professional. (9 Ext.)


Course Number: HITT 2371 (3 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): BHC, CVC

Course Title: Pathophysiology and Pharmacology

This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite Recommended: MDCA 1313, MDCA 1409.
Course Description: Study of the pathology and general health management of diseases and injuries across the lifespan. Topics include etiology, symptoms, and the physical and psychological reactions to diseases and injuries. A study of drug classifications, actions, therapeutic uses, adverse effects, and routes of administration. Does not include dosage calculations. (3 Lec.)


Course Number: HPRS 1201 (2 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): ECC

Course Title: Introduction to Health Professions

This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: An overview of roles of various members of the health care system, educational requirements, and issues affecting the delivery of health care. (2 Lec., 1 Lab.)


Course Number: HPRS 1202 (2 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): ECC

Course Title: Wellness and Health Promotion

This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: This course provides an overview of wellness theory and its application throughout the lifespan with a focus on attitude development, impact of cultural beliefs, and communication of wellness. (2 Lec.)


Course Number: HPRS 1204 (2 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): ECC

Course Title: Basic Health Profession Skills

This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: This course includes a study of the concepts that serve as the foundation for health profession courses, including client care and safety issues, basic client monitoring, and health documentation methods. (1 Lec., 3 Lab.)


Course Number: HPRS 2201 (2 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): ECC

Course Title: Pathophysiology

This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: This course includes the study of pathology and general health management of diseases and injuries across the life span. Topics include etiology, symptoms, and the physical and psychological reactions to diseases and injuries. (2 Lec., 1 Lab.)


Course Number: HPRS 2210 (2 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): ECC

Course Title: Basic Health Profession Skills II

This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite Required: HPRS 1204 with a grade of ā€œCā€ or better.
Course Description: This course builds on previously acquired knowledge and skills relevant to the professional development of the student. Lecture and simulated laboratory experiences prepare the student to perform patient care utilizing critical thinking and advanced clinical skills. (1 Lec., 3 Lab.)


Course Number: HPRS 2231 (2 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): ECC

Course Title: General Health Professions Management

This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: This course will cover the exploration and application of management concepts necessary for effective health profession operations. (1 Lec., 2 Lab.)


Course Number: HPRS 2300 (3 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): ECC

Course Title: Pharmacology for Health Professions

This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: This course includes a study of drug classifications, actions, therapeutic uses, adverse effects, routes of administration, and calculation of dosages. (3 Lec.)


Course Number: HPRS 2302 (3 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): ECC

Course Title: Medical Terminology for Allied Health

This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: A study of medical terminology, word origin, structure, and application with an emphasis on building a professional vocabulary required for employment within the allied health care field. (3 Lec.)


Course Number: MDCA 1154 (1 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): ECC

Course Title: Medical Assisting Credentialing Exam Review

This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Medical Assisting Credentialing Exam Review. (1 Lec.)


Course Number: MDCA 1205 (2 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): ECC

Course Title: Medical Law and Ethics

This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite Recommended: GED or High School Diploma and admission to program.
Course Description: Instruction in principles, procedures, and regulations involving legal and ethical relationships among physicians, patients, and medical assistants in ambulatory care settings. Includes current ethical issues and risk management as they relate to the practice of medicine and fiduciary responsibilities. Special emphasis is place on culture, diversity, trends and career explorations. (2 Lec.)


Course Number: MDCA 1313 (3 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): BHC, CVC, ECC

Course Title: Medical Terminology

This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite Recommended: GED or High School Diploma and admission to program.
Course Description: A study and practical application of a medical vocabulary system. Includes structure, recognition, analysis, definition, spelling, pronunciation, and combination of medical terms from prefixes, suffixes, roots, and combining forms. (3 Lec.)


Course Number: MDCA 1352 (3 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): ECC

Course Title: Medical Assistant Laboratory Procedures

This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite Recommended: MDCA 1313, MDCA 1409 and admission to the Medical Assisting Program at El Centro College.
Course Description: Procedures depicted in the Current Clinical Laboratory Improvement Act (CLIA). Includes blood collection, specimen handling, basic urinalysis, identification of normal ranges, quality assurance, and quality control. May include electrocardiography. (2 Lec., 2 Lab.)


Course Number: MDCA 1391 (3 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): ECC

Course Title: Special Topics in Medical Assistant

This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite Recommended: MDCA 1313, MDCA 1409 and admission to the Medical Assisting Program at El Centro College.
Course Description: Topics address recently identified current events, skills, knowledges, and/or attitudes and behaviors pertinent to the technology or occupation and relevant to the professional development of the student. This course may be repeated if topics and learning outcomes vary. (3 Lec.)


Course Number: MDCA 1409 (4 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): BHC, CVC, ECC

Course Title: Anatomy and Physiology for Medical Assistants

This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Emphasis on normal human anatomy and physiology of cells, tissues, organs, and systems with overview of common pathophysiology. (4 Lec.)


Course Number: MDCA 1417 (4 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): ECC

Course Title: Procedures in a Clinical Setting

This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite Recommended: MDCA 1313, MDCA 1409 and admission to the Medical Assisting Program at El Centro College.
Course Description: Emphasis on patient assessment, examination, and treatment as directed by physician. Includes vital signs, collection and documentation of patient information, asepsis, office clinical procedures, and other treatments as appropriate for the medical office. (3 Lec., 3 Lab.)


Course Number: MDCA 1421 (4 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): ECC

Course Title: Administrative Procedures

This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite Recommended: MDCA 1313.
Course Description: A course in medical office procedures which may include appointment scheduling, medical records creation and maintenance, phone communications, transcriptions, coding, billing, collecting, third party reimbursement, credit arrangements, and use of computer in the medical office. (4 Lec.)


Course Number: MDCA 1443 (4 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): ECC

Course Title: Medical Insurance

This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite Recommended: MDCA 1313.
Course Description: Emphasizes accurate ICD-9 and CPT coding of office procedures for payment/ reimbursement by patient or third party and prevention of insurance fraud. Additional topics may include managed care or medical economics. (4 Lec.)


Course Number: MDCA 2361 (3 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): ECC

Course Title: Clinical - Medical/Clinical Assistant

This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite Recommended: Admission into the El Centro College Medical Assisting Program, MDCA 1313, MDCA 1201, MDCA 1205, MDCA 1443, MDCA 1421, MDCA 1247, MRMT 1211, MRMT 1192, MDCA 1216, MDCA 1217, MDCA 1251, ENGL 1301, SPCH 1311.
Course Description: A health-related work-based learning experience that enables the student to apply specialized occupational theory, skills, and concepts. Direct supervision is provided by the clinical professional. (10 Ext.)



ACGM (Lower-Division Academic Course Guide Manual) Courses

Designated by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board for general academic transfer among community, state, and technical colleges in Texas; and state public four-year colleges and universities as freshman and sophomore general education courses.


WECM (Workforce Education Course Manual) Courses

Designated by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board as workforce education (technical) courses offered for credit and CEUs (Continuing Education Units). While these courses are designed to transfer among state community colleges, they are not designed to automatically transfer to public four-year colleges and universities.